I don’t even know where to start with these. I love pumpkin and have made pumpkin pancakes in the past but the girls wanted waffles so I whipped these up and also decided to do a protein version! I don’t usually top my pancakes with syrup so I top these with almond butter, PB&Co Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter, any nut butter, bananas, chocolate, the list can go on. If you want to live on the edge and like chocolate add some chocolate chips to these!
Makes 10- 4 1/2″ square waffles
1c pumpkin, canned or pureed baked pumpkin
1 2/3c non dairy milk (used So Delicious Unsweetened Almond Milk Plus)
2TBSP coconut palm sugar (used Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar), add an extra tablespoon if you want sweet waffles
2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
2 TBSP ground flax seed
1c buckwheat flour*
1c oat flour, gluten free*
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
*To make these protein pancakes reduce buckwheat flour to 3/4 of a cup, oats to 3/4 of a cup, and add 1/2 a cup of Vega Sport Vanilla Performance Protein. They will take slightly longer to cook.
Heat waffle iron. In a large bowl mix together buckwheat flour, oat flour, baking powder, and spices. In a medium bowl mix together pumpkin, milk, sugar, coconut oil and flax. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold them in until just combined. Spray your waffle iron with non stick spray, I used coconut oil spray, or coat with coconut oil so your waffles do not stick. Spoon mixture into waffle iron and spread out a little. Cook waffles until done, in my basic old waffle iron it took about 5-6 minutes. While making the waffles in batches if not serving right away place on a baking rack instead of a plate so they don’t get soggy! Top with whatever you want and enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I received Vega products to use in creating this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant based protein of choice since before I started blogging. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.